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PostSubject: Quaxing   23/05/17, 09:04 am

What is Quaxing? Quaxing is shopping without a car. It can be by walking, bicycling, bus, or train.

An Auckland politician Dick Quax stated that "no one in the entire western world uses the train for their shopping trips"  - This quickly started the quaxing hashtag on Twitter by bicyclists from all over the world.  It was followed by others that also shopped by walking and public transport.  Usually the quaxing hashtag is accompanied by a photograph.



The above image is me Quaxing on my old trike.
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PostSubject: Re: Quaxing   23/05/17, 11:01 pm

Never heard of that expression before Sandy.

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PostSubject: Re: Quaxing   24/05/17, 03:38 am

Yeah, I think the term started about 3 years ago.

It's now used so much that it's a recognised name for it.  It will probably be in the dictionary the next time they update it.

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